The District of Columbia provides an attractive place to relocate or expand a business by offering a variety of economic development programs, including tax incentives, market and business information, large development projects, and other support for local businesses.
Certified Capital Company Program
Three venture capital companies have been certified by Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking to provide $50 million in long-term equity (and debt) for new or expanding small businesses based in DC.
The District provides an abundance of resources, particularly for revitalizing distressed areas.
Market and Business Information
DC government and related organizations collect and disseminate information useful for market research, business planning, and development projects. The information available includes maps, statistics, and guides relating to the business environment in the District of Columbia.